This is one of the few stalls I know who still insists on using pork lard to fry the oyster omelette. Their typical plate of oyster omelette is 70% crispy and 30% gooey which is a very nice combination of textures. For those who have dentures, you can also request for them not to fry it too crispy, so that you can still gum the the gooey bits.
Yi Liu Xiang Nasi Lemak – Simple and Satisfying Nasi Lemak for $2.50!
In this day and age, it is hard to find something for less than $3 at the hawker centre and still hope that it is made with passion and quality ingredients. But here it is. The Nasi Lemak at Lor Ah Soo Market must be the holy grail of the economic-gastro pilgrim seeking the sacred chalice […]
Peng Restaurant Catering Services: Teochew food in the Teochew Heartlands
The food is quite good in general but as with most restaurants that make it to this blog, there are a few dishes which I felt really stood out. The first is the oyster omelette which is done in a style that is quite different. This is more like an orh nerng (oyster egg) rather than an orh luak (oyster omelette with crispy chewy fried potato starch). The omelette is done very well and they managed to get the eggs to a nice, fluffy texture over which they blanket with a mound of fresh oysters and tasty oyster infused sauce. It certainly is a healthier, less oily version!
I know for a fact that there are a lot of people who are going to be very excited about this post! When I posted the photo of the creamy “liu sar” spilling out of the pau on facebook, it caused quite a stir in our facebook community! But I am sure there are others […]
Simon Road Oyster Omelette: Earth Shatteringly Crispy Oh Luak!
The truth of the matter is that I eat Oyster Omelette only once or twice a year. It is something of a guilty pleasure and I don’t like to feel guilty too often. This time round I had a good excuse to eat Orh Luak because I wanted to take a new photo for my […]
Hougang 6 mile Famous Muah Chee: Artisanal Muah Che; The Last One Standing
Muah Chee $2, $3, $5 Did you get to eat freshly made Putu Mayam before it finally disappeared from the streets of Singapore? I didn’t, and just like the Tasmanian Tiger, the artisanal Putu Mayam man its now extinct. (But just like the Tasmanian Tiger, I always hear rumors that there might be one still […]
Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre: There is a good reason why there is always a long queue!
Ah Nasi Lemak. Just the mere mention of it makes you want to eat some right? I remember the very first time I started to like Nasi Lemak. It was during a Scout camp and we were served packets of Nasi Lemak which were wrapped in banana leaves for breakfast. Up till then, I hadn’t […]
Soon Soon Teochew Porridge: Comfort food you can eat everyday
Peh Dou Her (Steamed Rabbit Fish) I wonder how many families actually still cook Teochew porridge at home? When I was a kid, a typical weekend lunch might consist of watery porridge, fried luncheon meat, steamed fish, lup cheong and chye poh omelette. It’s really very simple, peasant food and I never really thought much […]
Fans of Punggol noodles might be wondering where they relocated too after the re-opening of Kovan Food Centre. Well, they have just moved to the coffeeshop down the road……. in case you are really wondering. With so many good Bak Chor Mee around, it is getting harder and harder for me to say something interesting […]
This Stall has changed Hands! There are a few things I love to eat for breakfast and this is definitely one of them. Readers who have been following me on Twitter would know that for the last few Sundays I have been twittering about this particular Prata place which I just discovered that is a […]
Ah Seah Eating House: Ultimate comfort food for a Teochew Ah Hia
Teochew Porridge is the ultimate comfort food for a Teochew Ah Hia like myself. Although I would be the first to admit that though I have 100% Teochew DNA, my selection of dishes to accompany my porridge won’t be able to score me a distinction if I were sitting for the entrance exams for admission […]
One of the things that I realise when I was in Penang was how much the Singapore coffeeshop scene has changed. In Penang you get to see what our coffeeshops were like back in the 70’s and 80’s. In those days, the hawker stalls were still placed at the front of the coffeeshops so that […]